We understand that considering the demands of a graduate degree often includes considering the demands of financing a graduate degree. The School of Natural Resources offers various types of assistantships to qualified students.
- 12 hours of free tuition each semester
- Student fees are not include and responsibility of the student
- Basic individual student health insurance at a reduced premium
- Masters program - two years of funding
- Doctorate program - three years of funding
- Some options are program specific
- Nebraska-Sponsored SNR Research/Teaching Assistantships: SNR Research/Teaching Assistantships primarily support the thesis research obligation of the graduate program, but as part of this assistantship you will serve as a teaching assistant for a course for one semester of each year of the assistantship. You may be required to teach a laboratory or an online course, grade papers, develop/present lessons, or supervise students on field trips. To be automatically considered for this funding opportunity, you must submit all application materials by the dates established by the School of Natural Resources Graduate Committee. There usually are 4 assistantships available per year.
- Research Assistantships: Some faculty members have successfully secured research funds through external funding agencies. These funds may be used to fund research assistants associated with current projects. Candidates who are interested in research assistantships are encouraged to contact applicable faculty directly.
Learning Assistants in SCIL 101 (Science and Decision-making for a Complex World)
Department: Science Literacy
Ph.D. Research Assistships (fate and transport of emerging contaminants (i.e. pesticides and antibiotics) in agroecosystems)
Department: Biological Systems Engineering
Salary: stipend provided
MS and PhD Assistantships (National Science Foundation Research Traineeship)
Department: Various Departments
Salary: $34,000 - $36,000/year
Ph.D. Research Assistantship (interdisciplinary research on spatial science and natural resources)
Department: School of Natural Resources
Salary: stipend available
Ph.D. Research Assistantships (evaluation of a new natural gas field on the demography of songbirds)
Location: Laramie, Wyoming
- Milton E. Mohr Award - For both undergraduate and graduate students
- Fellowships through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR)
- Financial Assistance through Graduate Studies
- University fellowships are available to persons who receive assistantships and possess outstanding qualifications. These are awarded by the SNR Graduate Committee in the spring.
The awards honor the best SNR students and recognize their academic achievements, research, teaching contributions, leadership accomplishments, service and personal qualifications. Click Here for more information.
The Natural Resource Sciences Doctoral Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, granted on a competitive basis, allows advanced Natural Resource Sciences Ph.D. students to travel to professional and scholarly meetings to make professional presentation. Click Here for more information.
Students whose major is within the College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources may be eligible to apply for IANR fellowships and travel grants. More information can be found at https://ard.unl.edu/funding-awards.